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from both the government and the opposition, the united states is taking the next up in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> the national football league has reached an agreement to end a labor dispute with the referees. the nfl rushed to make the deal after a botched call by replacement officials decided the outcome of a nationally televised game monday night, prompting widespread outrage from fans, journalists, and the teams. you can go to democracynow.org to see our interview with sportswriter dave zirin. in sweden, the 2012 right livelihood awards have been announced to four recipients. turkish environmental activist hayrettin karaca "for a lifetime of tireless advocacy and support for the protection and stewardship of our natural world." afghan women's activist -- a u.s. scholar gene sharp -- and to britain's campaign against arms trade -- handed out annually, the right glove awards are widely known as the alternative nobel prize. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we begin our show with a l
's atmosphere is ca not like what we saw a few weeks ago in the united states. delegates are sitting down getting to what the have come here for. each candidate will make a ten minute speech. the first expected to start speaking any minute. the prime minister noda will speak first, then agricultumini akamatsu, and haraguchi and kano. lawmakers and democrats were expected to run in national elections are eligible to vote here. 336 delegates in all. party members, members of local assemblies and supporters from across the country, cast their ballots too. those will be added to the total. if no one gets the majority, the two leading vote getters will enter a run-off. and nhk analysis suggests prime minister noda is the favorite to win in the first round. one lawmaker i talked to told me that he will vote for noda because noda is the only one who can lead japan. he said he has no doubt in his choice. >>> thank you very much. updating us on the ruling democratic party leadership voting in the coming hours. chinese government crews seem determined to make their claims known to countries in the
that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. i believe its message must be rejected. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well. in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views are around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. how do we respond? on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> he also addressed ongoing tensions with iran. saying he hopes to resolve the nuclear standoff through diplomacy. >> just as it restricts the rights of its own people, the government continues to prop up a dictator in damascus and supports terrorist units abroad. it has failed to take the opportunity to demonstrate that its nuclear program is peaceful. let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue. we believe there is still time and space to do so. >> secretary general ban ki moon opened the general assembly with an appeal to end the bloodshed in syria. he also criticized israel for ongoing expansion in the occupied territories and r
and this is what the change that we saw. >> many do and again from as the united states perspective it's different but in the countries my experience is in america, is a really pay attention to this international treaties and they pay attention to and they use them to -- and it is not inconsequential. this is what i want to clarify it's not because the u.n. police those countries but the advocates in the countries use the treaty. >> are there any question is that women in the -- women in costa rica are on equal footing with women in the united states in terms of equal rights? >> yes. i mean in terms of the laws of the country? yes. i would say they are ahead of the united states. because they have more representation in the legislature and now they have a woman president. >> we are ranked 81 in the world for representation in parliament and. they have quotas. >> they have quotas and there's other issues. but no means are we in a place to preach equal representation with 17% of women being in our congress. >> absolutely. >> and yet, hillary clinton particularly has been an incredible leader on this
of residents, the united states agreed the tilt rotor aircraft will not be flown below 150 meters or over densely populated areas. after the test flights, the u.s. military plans to transfer the osprey to okinawa by the end of the month. the u.s. hopes to have the aircraft in full operation by mid october. many residents remain angry about the planned deployment. defense minister will visit okinawa next week to meet with the governor and other officials. he will explain the government did all it could to guarantee the safety of the ospreys. but the governor is still skeptical. >> translator: the central government its not addressing our concerns properly. >> he said the government lacks sincerity in the handling of the matter. >> all rigaw >> the united states has imposed sanctions to a firm in belarus for providing arms to syria. the company contributing to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. the officials say the firm provided parts for aerial bombs syrian forces used against rebels. the treasury department will freeze the assets in the u.s. and ban the firm from dealing w
the united nations. the speech comes as the united states announced it is lifting the ban on the import of goods from burma. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi has welcomed the lifting of the ban. the united states relaxed its financial restrictions after the country held elections earlier this year. here is out the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton justified the move. >> the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial will relationship. we hope this will provide more opportunities for your people to sell their goods into our markets. >> our correspondent jonathan hefad has been talking to the speaker of the burmese parliament, one of the top generals and the old regime. she gets -- began by asking about the state of relations between the government and opposition parties. >> i have a good relationship with aung san suu kyi. what happened in the past is over. it is finished. i don't see any point in dwelling on it. because she also loves the country, for people, we have the same intentions. she was locked up for many, many years. the >> she was lo
, the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> the u.s. move will be welcomed by the people of myanmar. opposition leader, currently visiting the united states called for easing of sanctions to support her country's development. jp kne japanese business officials are asking those in myanmar to improve their business environment. the chairman of the japan chamber of commerce led a delegation and met with a senior economic official. asking for swiflter measures to ensure stable supply of power and better framework for foreign investment, the senior official said he encouraged more investment from japan. he promise they'd would work towards making business easier for foreign firms. a >>> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, . . that they will provide support in building hospitals. they also pledge to work to promote export to iraq and to train personnel to operate such devices. >> e will work with the japanese government to raise iraq's medical capabilities. >> the equipment maker official added that his company hopes to provide the devices
further monetary policy to boost the united states economy. after last friday's disappointing labor report there is a growing call for a robust response from the central bank which is the fed, financial markets have rallied with the expectation of a third round of bond buying known as cuan tative easing. but that option is controversial with the election two months away. joining me from washington david leonhardt, washington bureau chief of the "new york times". in 2011 he won a pulitzer prize for his columns on the u.s. economy. i'm pleased to have him back on this program. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so what might the fed do and what consequences might happen? >> well, the fed is now talking about doing a version of something it has already done a couple timesment people may have heard the phrase q e3 to refer to what this is n technical terms that is quantitative easing 3. let's skip the technical terms, in essence it would buy up assets. in the course of buying up assets it would try to reduce long-term interest rates. short trem interest rates are already essentially at zero, the
because he is a living safely in exile in the united states ever since. on friday, bolivian president r. ellis said the obama administration had rejected bolivia's extradition request on the grounds of civilian leader cannot be tried for a military's crimes. morales called the was a paradise of impunity. >> the u.s. cannot send a letter saying civil society cannot be responsible for military actions. i reject these claims. i do not agree. this is a pretext for the u.s. to turn into a haven for delinquents in a paradise of impunity. it is easy for us to see that a country that is never respected the dignity and sovereignty of latin america cannot extradite someone is done so much harm to the libyan people and works for the american empire. th>> to see a full interview wih president morales you can go to democracynow.org. in a separate move, this government has filed a court briefing declaring former presidenmexican president saddad joys amenity for connecticut civil suit for alleged war crimes. the suit accuses him of responsibility for 1997 massacre in a village of acteal when governmen
the scenes. >> and i know the government of the united states is -- quietly talking with japan, talking with china, to try to -- move the issue to a quieter place. and that's exactly right. if it were to blow up it would be a failure of u.s. dip policemen see, failed our ally japan and our growing relationship with china. >> armitage's view reflects growing concern among american officials. the u.s. government maintains a neutral stance on the sovereignty of the senkaku island. but because japan controls the territo territory, japan, u.s. security treaty obligation extend to the islands. chinese vessels have been navigating watters arou earwalt around the islands. the absence of dialogue and the crisis management mechanism could lead to unintended consequences. which could mean the united states would not be able to stay neutral. junko tanaka, nhk world, washington. >>> a member of the standing committee and met with a dell gaegs of japanese lawmakers and representati representatives. japan criticize ford going ahead with the purchase of the island. he said that put relations in an unpr
with the united states? >> the u.s. was #15 years ago and has been falling little by little in the rankings. -- was number one about five years ago. it continues to be the world's innovation are house and we don't see that changing any time in the near future. on the other hand, there are burgeoning weaknesses we have seen growing over time, in particular the well talked about macroeconomics imbalances which our government spending that has gotten out of hand, financial market concerns, and what has happened is this has all built up to make really? the business community very concerned about the ability of politicians to do the right thing for the country going forward. >> and switzerland also makes great chocolates. that's got to help. >> thanks very much. the world's richest woman has made a rare public appearance to take a swipe at her own country, accusing australia of being too expensive for business to operate. a mining magnate who earns about $2 billion an hour said that australia should look to africa where they pay people to dollars a day. duncan kennedy has this report. >> good ev
with the film made in the u.s. that ridicules the prophet muhammad. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well. that i witnessed after nearly four years as president, that i remain ever hopeful about the world that we live in. the war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. al qaeda has been weakened. and osama bin laden is no more. >> obama took the podium six weeks before the u.s. presidential election. he spent much of his time defending his record on foreign policy. >>> a british territory trying to highlight the suffering of children in syria's civil war. save the children says the violence is causing psychological damage. the charity released a video report to coincide with the start of the general assembly meeting. a spokesperson says many children have seen family members killed. the trauma made boys and girls overaggressive. some are injuring themselves. the spokesperson says children are being caught in the firing line. he says a school in the capital, damascus was
is scheduled to take part in a joint drill. the united states, south korea, australia and japan will take part. japanese government officials called on south korea to review its decision. officials note ves vessels belog to other participants will enter the port. south korea repeated its refusal. the u.s.-led exercise is held every year and aim is to stop trafficking in weapons. south korea's refusal may receive fle reflect anti-japan sentiment could increase. strained by the country's repeated claims to the islands. >>> the international envoy for syria is crafting a new plan to bring peace to the country. brahimi briefed the security council about the situation. brahimi took over as enjoy from former u.n. secretary general kofi annan. he met earlier this month with syrian president bashar al assad and members of opposition groups. brahimi told members after meeting with the security council that there's no prospect of a quick end to the violence but has a few ideas about how to bring the sides together. >> i think we will find an opening in the not too distant future. >> brahimi noted there
of the death penalty in the united states. we will speak with his sister kimberly davis, ben jealous, and laura moye. as italy upholds the convictions of 23 cia agents for kidnapping an egyptian cleric off the streets of milan, we will look at why the obama administration has refused to prosecute anyone involved in the u.s. government secrets torture and rendition program. we will speak with alfred mccoy here in madison. he is author of "torture and impunity." >> there is an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. torture taps into the deepest recesses of the human consciousness where creation and destruction exist. with a capacity for cruelty and kindness to exist. it has a powerful, perverse appeal. and once it starts, but the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread. it spreads out of control. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected t
of the world live in the united states. and we are a consumer goods company, so we sell to where people are and, therefore, when you expect that there is or than 95 percent of the population of the world live outside of the united states you would spec we would have a large business outside of the united states. >> rose: is it primarily coca-cola or is it not the company but the drink or is it all kind of water products that seem mohr in demand than ever? >> i think we talk, we just -- >> rose: what makes the people outside of the united states -- >> we look at ourselves as the number one and premiere beverage company in the world and we have -- we offer 3,000 products, 500 more than, 500 brands and choice i think is the key. >> rose: but how is that change something it has to be changing, is the product mix change something aren't you finding the demand for things you weren't making five years ago? >> yes, and that's why i think choice is great. you have to offer consumers choice. see, what we have -- the way the world has changed is that for the first time in the history of our planet there a
. this is for every family and the united states whether they're documented are not to continue fighting for your rights and organizing. >> i have been living here for 18 years. i pay taxes. i pay more taxes than citibank. i am here because we're against the separation of families [indiscernible] and against the discrimination. >> i came to this country when i was 15, undocumented. i am here and i am not afraid. i am doing this for all of my committee, for the undocumented community. i'm tired of living in fear. i am tired of not being able to have a driver's license or go to school because i do not have legal status. for being human, i have rights. i need everyone to recognize my civil rights. we are in north carolina at the dnc, and we're trying to do civil disobedience on the streets. we're here in front of the dnc and want to tell them that they need to know what we need and they need to do something about and. we're showing them that we're not scared anymore. we're not afraid. we don't got papers and we're not afraid. >> if you got arrested today, would you face deportation? >> yes. >> educa
let this go as if it is just ok, especially those of us in the united states to pay for this. i have come here and part to see what i am buying with my tax money. >> that was a pulitzer prize winning author alice walker in gaza in 2009 group last summer, she is one of the activists on the u.s. ships that attempted to sail to gaza as part of the freedom flotilla aimed at challenging israel's embargo of the gaza strip. dubbed "the audacity of hope" after president, in his best- selling book, the u.s. ship was stopped by greek authorities just as it set sail. alice walker spoke to producer aaron mate from the ship as it was turned back. >> it feels good to know that there are people on this earth to care about the people of gaza so much that we all got out of our houses and into our various cars and planes and made it to this boat, and actually tried to cross the water to get to the people of gaza, especially to the children who need to know the world is here in the world cares and the world sees. and that a lot of us love them rid we do not agree they should be brutalized and harmed. >
the bush administration ignored repeated warnings about osama bin laden's plans to attack the united states. writing in "the new york times," journalist and author kurt eichenwald reports the bush administration dismissed a number of warnings of an al qaeda attack in u.s. beginning in the spring of 2001, instead focusing on saddam hussein. in one assessment, eichenwald writes -- some counterterrorism officials were so dismayed with the administration's response that they discussed seeking a transfer so that others would be blamed when the attack on the u.s. eventually took place. the suggestion was dismissed because there would not be enough time to train replacements. the u.s. military has disclosed a guantanamo prisoner died over the weekend in his cell. the victim's identity has not been released, but he is said to have taken part in a hunger strike in the prison earlier this year. he is believed to be the ninth foreign prisoner to die at guantanamo since the u.s. began jailing foreigners there in 2002. several prisoners have taken their own lives. the u.n.'s top human rights official ha
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